PM Modi does Rudribhishek of 216 statue symbolizing Equality
On Saturday, on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the rituals of a 216 feet tall Statue of Equality as he unveiled the master figure.
The statue was wrapped in a golden dress and looked extravagantly beautiful from all sides as the video showed all the angles covering the huge figure.
PM Modi sat down at the prayer site and also took a tour of the temple premises where replicas of 108 Vishnu temples along with replicas of Badrinath, Ayodhya and Tirumala are also there.
“We have dwait and adwait both in this country as India is one such country where our ancient sages transcended above accepting and rejecting ideas,” PM Modi said. He added that as today is auspicious, he prays that the goddess of knowledge Ma Saraswati leads the world.
The idol is of Ramanujacharya and talking about him, the PM said that his life journey inspires many and proves that there is no conflict between reforms and our traditions. He also remembered the contribution of the inspirational figure in Telugu culture.
Ramanujacharya holds a very special place in Telugu community as starting from the Kakatiya dynasty to Pochampalli Saree as well as the most famous Tollywood movie has a great impact on his life and his aura. In his address, Modi addressed Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. Experts called it a political move as during the visit to the state, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had proposed to rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. Bhagyanagar is what the Southern city was previously known as.